Polkadot Digest 8 Nov 2023

Polkadot News

Important notice: conviction voting locking periods on Polkadot will be fixed in the next proposed runtime upgrade, with the base period increasing from 7 to 28 days. https://twitter.com/filippoweb3/status/1721311355423387721

Polkadot conviction locking periods were erroneously set to Kusama periods in the last runtime upgrade, allowing for earlier unlocks than expected. For specific locking periods, see that section of the Wiki: Introduction to Polkadot OpenGov · Polkadot Wiki

Referenda that end after the next runtime upgrade period will be affected. Locks from already-ended Referenda are not affected. Please review your convictions on current votes before the next runtime upgrade to ensure you are satisfied with your voting preferences.

Referendum 204, proposing to kill (cancel and slash deposits) a scam referendum, has confirmed and executed. Kill Referendum 203 (Scam Referendum) | Polkassembly

There is a discussion on Polkassembly to help create an online version of the Polkadot Blockchain Academy. Polkadot Blockchain Academy future direction discussion; help steer the PBA | Polkassembly

With three and a half days left in the current parachain lease auction, Parallel has been in the lead the entire Ending Period so far. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Kusama News

Referendum 301, proposing to upgrade the Kusama runtime to v1’000’000 has sufficient support and if approval remains the same, will begin confirming in a few hours. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/301

Among other things, this upgrade will remove old Democracy (Gov1) locks and introduces BEEFY, a secondary protocol to GRANDPA to support efficient bridging between the Polkadot and segregated blockchain. Polkadot Consensus · Polkadot Wiki

Note to Kusama validators - as a result of the inclusion of BEEFY, after this runtime upgrade, Kusama validators should rotate their keys and set them on-chain. Additionally, validators should no longer use the “no-beefy” flag.

With less than a day to go in the current parachain lease auction, Turing Network is in the lead, but both Parathread 3335 and Shiden Network have been in the lead during the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info